Date: 9/2/20 1:22 pm From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Great Egret or Great White Heron?
The observer told me he had seen it yesterday at Calvert Beach. Today, it was up near Matoaka Cottages (fossil picking location) in Port Republic then flew back to Calvert Beach!
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 3:45:55 PM EDT, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
That looks damn convincing to me and it’s not just the legs. Loral patch and other facial features, perceived size (and maybe longer neck?) make this really look like a GBH white morph.
Matthew J. Felperin
On Sep 2, 2020, at 3:25 PM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
A friend sent me a photo he took in Calvert County. I'm unclear on when but it's likely in St. Leonard where he lives. I've never seen a Great Egret that didn't have black legs so I'm thinking this might be a Great White Heron. Several years ago, there was one near this location at Scientist Cliffs just north of St. Leonard. Thoughts?